ATHETINI Casey, 1910 and GEOSTIBINA Seevers, 1978 (Insecta, Coleoptera, STAPHYLINIDAE, ALEOCHARINAE): proposed conservation

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2011
Authors:V. I. Gusarov
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:54
Date Published:03/2011
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:ALEOCHARINAE, Atheta, Atheta graminicola, ATHETINA, ATHETINI, Callicera, Callicera aenea, CALLICERINA, CALLICERINI, Callicerus, Callicerus obscurus, Coleoptera, Diptera, Geostiba, Geostiba circellaris, GEOSTIBINA, Nomenclature, Palaeacrtic, rove beetles, STAPHYLINIDAE, SYRPHIDAE, taxonomy

The purpose of this application, under Article 23.9.3 of the Code, is to
conserve the family-group names ATHETINI Casey, 1910 and GEOSTIBINA Seevers, 1978
for a group of rove beetles. The names are threatened by a little used senior synonym
CALLICERINI Jakobson, 1908. The name ATHETINI Casey, 1910 has become widely
accepted and is in prevailing usage. The names CALLICERINI Jakobson, 1908 (Insecta,
Coleoptera) and CALLICERINI Rondani, 1845 (Insecta, Diptera) are homonyms
resulting from similarity of the names of their type genera, Callicerus Gravenhorst,
1802 and Callicera Panzer, 1809, respectively. This homonymy should be removed as
required by Article 55.3.1 of the Code. It is proposed that the name CALLICERINI
Jakobson, 1908 be suppressed.

Taxonomic Group(s): 
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith